• Bedan Karoki 59:05 and Abadel Brihane 67:48 break Buenos Aires Half Marathon Course Records
Kenyan marathon runner Bedan Karoki, who took second place in 2018, won the Buenos Aires half marathon (IAAF Bronze Label Road Race) this year in a new course record time on Sunday, August 25.
The 29-year-old runner, Karoki crossed the line in 59:05 beating Mosinet Geremew course record by 2 seconds. The top 4 place took Kenyan runners and all ran under 1 hour.
Karoki studies and trains in Japan. Last year he won Ras al-Khaimah half marathon with 58m42s, it was the 3rd best performance in 2018. Karoki has broken one hour barrier in the half marathon seven times.
There was also a new women's half course record in Buenos Aires. Ethiopia's Abadel Brihane crossed the line first in 1 hour, 7 minutes y 48 seconds.